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Ms. Hale from Santa Fe NM is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools for Self-Regulation

Help me give my students a trauma-informed environment with the opportunity to use trauma-informed strategies that include using tactile and sensory manipulatives and tools. Also included are group and individual activities and games that focus on social-emotional well-being.

  • $739 goal

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My Students

Serving the needs of Santa Fe County and beyond, Our school (ATC) is located in the Rancho Viejo Housing Community.

ATC’s demographics include 41% Free and Reduced Lunch, 53% Hispanic, 39% Caucasian, 3% Asian, 1% Black/African American, 3% Native American, 1% Pacific Islander.

ATC is a college preparatory school enrolling 390 students in grades 7 through 12. The school opened in the fall of 2001 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 2002. ATC is accredited by the New Mexico Department of Education and our charter is held by the Santa Fe Public School District.

ATC admissions is lottery-based. Students and families self-select to attend this academically rigorous school.

ATC creates confident and successful students through a unique small school culture that values and promotes diversity, work ethic, and self-advocacy. With racial, religious, ethnic, economic and LBGTQ diversity, our students contribute positively to any university setting.

My Project

In my school counseling office, I am seeing more and more students with anxiety-related behaviors that interfere with the learning environment. Students that learn the skills to self-regulate will be more ready to learn. Additionally, teaching students about the brain and about trauma will add to their toolbox for self-regulation.

Among the materials, I have included group sharing prompts, a variety of sensory manipulatives, colored pencils and coloring books, information about the brain in a chart related to anxiety, and "stress-balls".

I have also included a storage container and disinfectant wipes to keep items clean and tissue for students when they have outward signs of emotion.

Ms. Hale
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Supernova Color Changing Sphere • Nasco $39.95 1 $39.95
BALLS SLOMO BUMP BALLS - SET OF 6 • School Specialty $37.41 1 $37.41
Getting to Know You Thumball 6" - Conversation Starters, Team Building Games • Amazon Business $31.85 1 $31.85
NECKLACE CHEWLERY ASST SET OF 7 • School Specialty $29.81 1 $29.81
Prismacolor 92808HT Scholar Colored Pencils, 60-Count • Amazon Business $29.05 1 $29.05
FUN FIDGET! SET OF 5 • School Specialty $28.39 1 $28.39
KIT THERAPY PLAY SAND 50 LBS WHITE • School Specialty $28.39 1 $28.39
BALL STAY N PLACE SAND FILL • School Specialty $27.97 1 $27.97
TEACHERS PET CLOE • School Specialty $26.48 1 $26.48
FIDGET - WEIGHTED PUSHPATHZ SET OF 5 • School Specialty $24.63 1 $24.63
IRIS USA, Inc. CNL-5 Storage Box, 5 Quart, Clear, 20 Pack • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
2GoodShop Stretchy Ball Assorted Colors (Pack of 12) by JA-RU | Bounce Stress Pull and Stretch Fun - Item #401-12 • Amazon Business $22.89 1 $22.89
The Anxiety Thumball: The Fun Group Activity for Learning to Cope with Anxiety and Worry • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Coping Skills Thumball: The Fun Group Activity for Teaching and Learning How to Cope with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Anger, Stress, Substance Abuse, Negative Thinking, Anger, and more • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Personal Strengths Thumball • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
GIANTmicrobes Brain Organ Plush Toy • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Beadeez Stress Relief Squeezing Balls 3-Pack for Kids and Adults - Premium Anti-Stress Squishy Balls with Water Beads - Alleviate Tension, Anxiety and Improve Focus - ADHD Sensory Toys Gift Set • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
FIDGET FINGER SQUASH IT SET OF 6 • School Specialty $15.12 1 $15.12
FIDGET - MINI PUSHPATHZ SET OF 5 • School Specialty $14.90 1 $14.90
Stress Balls Puffer Stress Relief Toys Value Assortment Bulk 1 Dozen Stress Relax Toy Balls, Squeeze Ball Puffer Ball Assortment Most Popular Selection of Hand Exercise Balls & Therapy Balls • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Autonomic Nervous System Table: Wall Poster • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Stress Less Cards - 50 Mindfulness & Meditation Exercises - Helps Relieve Stress and Anxiety • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Hanging Classroom Cell Phone Pocket Chart, Calculator Storage/Graphing Calculator Caddy/Wall Clear Pocket Holders and Organizers 36 Pockets(Grey) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
What If? In a Jar: Questions and Dilemmas to Get Kids Thinking About Choices • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Teen Talk in a Jar • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
Choices in a Jar • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
ABILITATIONS YUCK-E-BALL • School Specialty $7.59 1 $7.59
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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